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Best Pencil Basket Holders for Kids

Pencil holder placed on an office desk.

School-aged children go through quite a few pencils during a school year. Help them stay organized by investing in a basket pencil holder that keeps essential writing supplies close at hand. We’re rounding up the best options to encourage organizational skills in your children or students.

We like that eight of the compartments in this kids’ basket pencil holder are removable and the center circular container is fixed to the base. There’s plenty of space for all of your kid’s items for home or school.

This kids’ basket pencil holder comes in eight colors and measures 6 inches deep by 9.75 inches wide by 6.75 inches tall. It also features a built-in handle for enhanced portability.

The simple mesh finish on this kids’ basket pencil holder makes it universally appealing. You can choose between black, green and silver for the finish.

Both of these kids’ pencil containers have magnetic backs, making them perfect for affixing to locker doors or walls to save critical shelf space.

Each of these kids’ baskets measures 9.5 inches wide, 2.5 inches deep and 2.25 inches tall. You’ll get six colors: yellow, green, blue, orange, coral and hot pink.

Expert Commentary

If there is one school item that every child needs, it’s a pencil. Unfortunately, kids lose pencils all the time because there is no dedicated space to put them after use. These basket pencil holders offer the perfect space-saving solution to this problem, with a compact size that is suitable for a small kid’s desk, a locker or a classroom shelf. In addition to keeping pencils neatly organized, these holders offer multiple compartments so kids can store all types of stationery and writing utensils in their own dedicated storage slots. This way, everything is exactly where it should be.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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